Pointing Out Way-Level 1
with John Churchill
August 12-19, 2017
Teacher BioBorn in London, England, John Churchill's interest in meditative and contemplative studies began as a teenager. After leaving high school, he joined Samye Ling Kagyu Monastery in Scotland where he began his studies in the Mahayana and Mahamudra. He came to the United States to study at Naropa, a Buddhist University where he majored in Contemplative Psychology with a specialization in mind/body health. During his time at Naropa, he studied with American philosopher, Ken Wilber, and was a founding member of Integral Institute. John received his Master's degree from New England School of Acupuncture and is currently in private practice specializing in psychosomatic acupuncture. John is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at William James College.
Additionally, John has been a practitioner of meditation and hatha yoga for over 20 years and has taught embodied yoga and meditation for the last decade. He co-founded, with his wife Nicole, Samadhi Integral, a center built on philosophical principles that embrace the cutting edge of contemporary culture and the deep wisdom of humanity. Samadhi is part of a worldwide network that spans traditions with a collective commitment to the spiritual evolution of humanity.
John has been a Mahamudra student of Dr. Daniel Brown since 2005, and began to study Dzogchen with the Venerable Rahob Rinpoche in 2007. John's mentoring relationship with Dr. Brown led to his authorization as a teacher of Pointing Out Way Mahamudra in 2012, and he continues to work closely with Dr. Brown. He is deeply interested in the relationship between psychological and contemplative development, the emergence of an awakened sangha, and use of technology to support the teaching of the dharma. Through his work, John assists students in developing a new path into the future which embraces the preciousness of human birth, physical embodiment, the earth, our relationships with others, and ultimately guiding them towards living a fully awakened life.
Give your health a boost during your next retreat, and enroll Blue Spirit’s Longevity Program, a 7-day, optional protocol designed by owner Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD. Discover the program inclusions.